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I am suffering from tooth decay my most of lower teeth left to right Conner except middle are decay. What should I do and how much it will cost?

Dr. Sweta Shah 91% (78 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I am suffering from tooth decay my most of lower teeth left to right Conner except middle are decay. What should I do...
You can go to any dentist. Decay will cost you filling or cap. It will cost you around 2000 per tooth. Cap will cost you more.
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My father-in-law is around 70 years old. He has generalized chronic periodontitis since around last 10 years. He complaints of severe pain in max right 3rd molar after accidental contact with mandibular teeth. Tooth has grade 1 mobility. Adjacent tooth is grossly decayed and has only a portion of cusp remaining. I haven't examined his mouth. He cannot undergo extraction due to his medical condition. He's on anticoagulants after angioplasty since last five years. The pain is sharp shooting in nature and lingers on several hours after onset. Please suggest me what would be best for him at the moment. I am a final year student of dentistry.

Dr. Munish Kumar 88% (67 ratings)
MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Ludhiana
My  father-in-law is around 70 years old. He has generalized chronic periodontitis since around last 10 years. He com...
If his INR, PTTK, PT is within normal range, he can be taken up for immediate extraction of offending tooth. Otherwise stop anticoagulants in consultation with treating cardiologist, and extract his tooth after 48-72 hours. For immediate pain relief he can use paracetamol tablet, get his tooth out of occlusion. Get his bad teeth extracted as and when his medical condition permits.
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Dental Health

Dr. Aman Bhatia 90% (227 ratings)
MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Dental Health

Use an antimicrobial toothpaste containing fluoride, which helps protect your teeth from decay.

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I am male 48 years and diabetic. Now started or initial stage of having tooth decay problem how to avoid and keep my tooth good without spreading to other places. Came to know hi fluoride content toothpaste will be helpful. Your suggestion.

Dr. Anuj Gupta 91% (141 ratings)
Certification in Laser Dentistry, B.D.S, Certification in Dental Implants, Certification In Rotary Endodontics
Dentist, Kanpur
I am male 48 years and diabetic. Now started or initial stage of having tooth decay problem how to avoid and keep my ...
A proper twice Brushing, Along With rinse And yes fluoride Releasing Tooth paste Always been helpful to reduce Caries. GO For that.
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Which Toothpaste Should I Use?

Dr. Ratnika Agarwal 91% (245 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Pune
Which Toothpaste Should I Use?

Which toothpaste should I use?” 

You want to take care of your teeth, just like anyone. Keeping them clean and healthy enhances your smile while saving you money, because when your teeth are in bad shape, you’ll have to spend more correcting them. One of the basic decisions you’ll face in safeguarding your teeth is which toothpaste to use. Each day, the toothpaste you pick will clean your teeth and will have ramifications for years to come. Here’s a guide on what toothpaste you should use.

The Basics

Toothpaste is only a means to an end. If you buy it and then are lazy about brushing your teeth, it won’t help. Indian Dental Association (IDA) recommends brushing your teeth after each meal (and at least once a day). Brushing your teeth removes all the harmful bacteria and plaque that build up when you eat. No matter which toothpaste you choose, it won’t help unless you’re serious about brushing your teeth.

The Science of Brushing Your Teeth

When you’re ready to decide on a brand, you should understand the basic components of each product. Most major brands of toothpaste include abrasive agents. Don’t worry about that label, though. Abrasive agents are usually helpful.

Abrasive agents are the ingredients that cause the scratchy sensation when you brush your teeth. They’re silicates like hydrated silica, calcium carbonate, and hydrated alumina. Some of these materials are the same as sand, which sounds weird, but the ingredients have a purpose. In combination with the brushing movement of your wrist, they’ll scrub away the bacteria and plaque. Conversely, the brushing motion wouldn’t sanitize your teeth without the silicates. Their purpose is to act as a cleaning agent.

The foam on your toothbrush comes from the detergent in the toothpaste. It works similarly to the products you use to clean your dishes and laundry. A detergent breaks down any undesirable substances. With your teeth, it’s loosening materials that aren’t soluble. The liquid in your mouth will dissolve any that is soluble, but you need help with anything that doesn’t respond to liquids.

The Importance of Fluoride

Any good toothpaste will include other components to make it more effective. Fluoride is the most important one. In fact, it’s the primary reason tooth decay and cavities have declined dramatically over the past 50 years. This naturally occurring mineral protects your teeth when you eat. Every food you consume leaves trace elements of sugar and starch on your teeth.

Fluoride counters this problem in two ways. It strengthens tooth enamel, the protective layer on the outside of your teeth, and that added strength makes your teeth less susceptible to chipping and cracking.

When you consume items that stain your teeth such as coffee, cigarettes, wine, tea, and sugary drinks, the enamel weakens. Fluoride counters this issue, although you should still brush your teeth more often if you smoke or consume any of those products. Fluoride also fights off previous damage by reversing the process of tooth decay. For these two reasons, when you shop for toothpaste, you should pick one with fluoride.

Other Toothpaste Components

Many toothpastes will also include artificial sweeteners. The minty taste that you associate with toothpaste isn’t a natural flavor. Manufacturers add saccharin and other ingredients to make the taste of toothpaste better. Without it, the process of brushing your teeth wouldn’t feel as pleasant. If brushing your teeth left you with a bad taste in your mouth, it might reduce your desire to brush regularly. Toothpaste now comes in flavors as diverse as lemon, grape, and bubblegum to make them more appealing – not just for adults, but for children too.

Toothpaste also includes ingredients to keep the tube from drying out. Without the moisture retention of humectants, your mouth would dry too soon. These are the same ingredients that keep you from having dry skin. Finally, toothpaste uses thickeners to make sure that the actual substance maintains a gooey form.

Which Toothpaste Is Best?

Now that you know the key components of toothpaste, you can pick the brand that’s right for you. If you’re a smoker or coffee drinker, you should choose a product with the highest amount of fluoride. Without a prescription, you’re looking for a brand that’s at least 1,000 parts per million (PPM). A product with the IDA Seal has received independent review and validation of its product claims.

If you’re someone with yellow teeth, you’ll want a brand with a higher number of silicates. A product that includes whitening will gradually alter the shade from yellow back to white. If cavities are a big issue, you want a product with special cavity-fighting power.  If you have a plaque problem, you can prevent tartar buildup with toothpastes that are specifically formulated to fight tartar. Finally, if you have sensitive gums and/or teeth, the best product is one that treats the underlying problem of sensitivity.

As you can see, toothpaste includes a lot of components specifically designed to protect and improve your teeth. No matter the problem you worry about with your teeth, a product exists that can help you overcome the issue. Simply consider your needs and then mix and match from the options above.

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Avoid Smoking

Dr. Aman Bhatia 90% (227 ratings)
MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh

Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay.

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I have lost my main tooth as it was decayed is the implant safer and my wisdom tooth is impacted but one of doctor suggested me to wait as it can come ahead so what to do with impacted one I am not willing to extract and second ques is that what a flap surgery how much would it cost.

Dr. Shelly 88% (93 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I have lost my main tooth as it was decayed is the implant safer and my wisdom tooth is impacted but one of doctor su...
Hello Lybrate user, now a days implant is the best option for the missing tooth, if dental conditions n medical conditions are favorable. Before extraction of impacted tooth, one OPG should be done.
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I have some teeth problem. My tooth seems to be decay. I thought to do root canal. How much cost will require for root canal?

Dr. Anu George 90% (13 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I have some teeth problem. My tooth seems to be decay. I thought to do root canal. How much cost will require for roo...
First take an x-ray of the tooth and confirm whether to do rct or not. Small decays can have fillings done. If it's deep you should get the rct done. Charges can start from 4k excluding crown charges.
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I would like to ask about my mother's dental problem. Not all but some of her tooth has decayed. So just want to know that what can be done now. As implant is too costly so we would like to know about any other solution.

Dr. Yasmin Asma Zohara 92% (23263 ratings)
MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I would like to ask about my mother's dental problem. Not all but some of her tooth has decayed. So just want to know...
Decayed tooth can be filled by artificial material or it can be first root canal treated followed by cap or it could be extracted which can be then prosthetically replaced by taking support from the adjacent tooth. Treatment depends upon the decayed tooth. Kindly consult a Dentist in person.
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Hi doctor. Tell me some calcium toothpastes or tooth pastes which keep teeth's decay away or keep teeth enamel safe. Please tell me it's urgent.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Hi doctor. Tell me some calcium toothpastes or tooth pastes which keep teeth's decay away or keep teeth enamel safe. ...
All tooth pastes which have fluoride in it prevent tooth decay provided u brush twice daily especially at night with correct technique
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